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Texo DSI Launches Texo Drone Hire Division

Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Ltd (Texo DSI) has announced the launch of its new UAV platform and associated payload rental service – Texo Drone Hire Division. As owner operators of the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic fleet of UAV’s and pioneers of disruptive survey and inspection technologies for industry;

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North Carolina Calls for Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies

Physicians and providers in North Carolina may soon have faster access to supplies by air rather than wheels thanks to a proposal by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The state government office is seeking to join the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP) in a move

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Team UAV & PDG Aviation Services Sign Services Partnership Agreement

PDG Aviation Services and Team UAV have signed an integrated services partnership agreement to provide the global infrastructure, survey and broadcast industries with manned and unmanned aviation services. This agreement will allow for the timely and efficient collection of data using a wide range of aviation platforms, bespoke sensor suites

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President Buhari Didn’t Launch Same Drone as Jonathan

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reacted to claims in some quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari had inducted an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) commissioned by his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan. President Buhari launched Tsaigumi UAV, a ten-hour capacity drone for day and night operations on Thursday, January 15, 2018 in Kaduna.

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Spain Adopts Permanent Regulation for Civil Drone Use

On 15 December, the Council of Ministers approved a Royal Decree 1036/2017 regulating the civil use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) more commonly known as drones. This new regulation directly replaces the former temporary regulation in Articles 50 and 51 of Act 18/2014 on urgent measures for development, competitiveness and

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Texas Launches Public Safety UAS Program

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced the launch of a public safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program. The department’s multi-purpose, small UAS will be used for a variety of public safety missions across Texas, including flight missions related to: officer safety, search and rescue, disaster support,

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DJI Phantom Blamed for Helicopter Crash

Local and federal authorities are investigating a helicopter crash on Daniel Island, Charleston, South Carolina that reportedly was caused by a drone last Wednesday afternoon. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Thursday that a Robinson R22 helicopter struck a tree and crash landed near the southern tip of the island around

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RQ-4 Global Hawk Reaches 20,000 Flight Hours

A significant milestone occurred for the aviation community on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates last week, when an RQ-4 Global Hawk reached 20,000 Flight Hours on Feb. 13, 2018. “This milestone was the original lifespan of the aircraft,” said Senior Master Sgt. Matthew Pipes, Hawk Aircraft Maintenance Superintendent

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More WASPs for US Army

Drone Aviation has delivered new multi-mission, tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform (WASP) systems to the US Army. The delivery was made under a contract awarded …

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SpaceCadet Announces Affordable Micro-Rentals in Austin, TX Available for South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018

SpaceCadet, a cutting-edge commercial real estate platform, today announced the availability of multiple local spaces available for micro-rental during this year’s SXSW conference and festivals. SXSW will take place from March 9 – 18, 2018, in Austin, Texas. The properties can be viewed remotely from a desktop or mobile device,

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IMT And Marshall Join Forces To Offer Live Broadcasting Integration Packages

xG® Technology, Inc. (“xG” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), a leading provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, announced today a collaboration between its IMT business and Marshall Electronics to offer a full wireless video solution

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GRIFF Aviation awarded $2M USD research grant

GRIFF Aviation has been awarded a $2M USD grant by the Research Council of Norway. The award from the government agency will be used on a joint-industry research project into drone operations and associated challenges at sea. Joining GRIFF Aviation on the project are Olympic Shipping, Norut (the Northern Research

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DroneBase Secures $12 Million Round of Series B Funding to Expand Drone Operations Technology

DroneBase, the largest global drone operations company, today announced it has raised $12 million in Series B funding to expand its drone operations services for enterprises. Union Square Ventures (USV) and Upfront Ventures co-led the round alongside DJI and new investors Hearst Ventures and Pritzker Group. This brings DroneBase’s total

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NASA X-56- The Future of Flight- Part 1

 NASA is investigating the ways flexible, light weight, ultra-efficient lift wings may increase efficiency for aircraft, and how to address their challenge with flutter in flight. One technology that may make it possible to stabilize flutter, increasing both aircraft efficiency and safety, is the use of advanced flight control

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Ultra Electronics Gets $1.2 M Fuel Cell Contract for UAS

Ultra Electronics USSI has announced the receipt of $1.2 million contract award for D245XR and D350XR fuel cells for use in Group 1 unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Representing the most advanced solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power technology available today, the D245XR and D350XR fuel cells provide UAS platforms advanced

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Fortem Announces DroneHunter Counter UAS Solution Using AI-Enabled Radar Technology

Fortem Technologies, Inc., has announced the release of DroneHunter, the first military-tested unmanned aircraft that provides perimeter intrusion detection and protection by autonomously patrolling an airspace and towing away any rogue drones from the sky. Using AI algorithms, the DroneHunter system provides detection, monitoring and capture of rogue drones over

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MicroPilot now Flies Transitioning VTOL UAS

MicroPilot autopilots already fly a wide range of UAVs, including fixed wings, multi-rotors, helicopters and even tail sitters. Now, MicroPilot has added support for transitioning drones. UAV manufacturers making and designing transitioning drones now have a high-reliability professional autopilot option. Transitioning drones will benefit from the many options that are

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Woolpert Partners with Savannah/Hilton Head Airport on Drone Utilization

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia is partnering with Woolpert to integrate unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technologies into airport and airfield operations. SAV is the first commercial service airport to formally integrate drone technologies into its regular operational programs for inspection, maintenance, monitoring and facility management, including supporting its Part

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Gryphon Sensors Partners with WhiteFox Defense Technologies on Skylight Counter-UAS System

Gryphon Sensors, a supplier of intelligent drone detection and safe unmanned aircraft system (UAS) airspace integration solutions, has partnered with WhiteFox Defense Technologies (WhiteFox), a drone analytics and mitigation provider. Under this partnership, Gryphon Sensors is integrating WhiteFox’s non-jamming, non-kinetic mitigation and analysis capabilities with its Skylight system. The resulting

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